Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Dakota pipeline permit

     In Cannon Ball, North Dakota,  the Energy Transfer Partner LP have been trying to get a permit to run a pipeline through an area controlled by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The 1,172 mile long pipeline has been complete except for the segment which must be run under Lake Oahe, a reservoir formed by a dam on the Missouri River. This stretch of land requires an easement from the federal authorities. The Obama Administration has delayed a decision on the permit to further talk with the tribe. However, the victory may be short lived because President-Elect Trump said that he supports the project and feels like he can change the decision if he wanted to.  Standing Rock leader Dave Archambault said that he is “thankful that leaders in the federal government realized that something is not right even though it’s legal.” ~ Alex Kitchen

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